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Anime that you should be watching – My Hero Academia

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It’s a damn good time to be a fan of Japanese animation. And that’s because the spring season has kicked off in the land of the rising sun, heralding a new line-up of quality animation to get into. There’s already some big winners that happen to be earning themselves massive fan followings across the globe. The Lost Village, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World are a few examples of this.

But right now? I’m kicking back to My Hero Academia, one of my favourite new breakthrough series.

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So what’s it about then, without giving the plot away? Basically, My Hero Academia takes place in a world where over 80% of the human population is born with superpowers. Some of these powers are fantastic, like the ability to control fire or grow to the size of a mountain. Others are novelty powers, some are physical mutations and on it goes. The emergence of these quirks have resulted in a massive shift in humanity, creating new problems and seeing crime increase.

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Which is where heroes come in to play. Legal law enforcers trained since they entered high school to use their powers to protect the population, these heroes are now everywhere. But not just anybody can be one of these heroes. You need the right mix of personality, resolve and a good heart to be able to qualify. Also, having a useful quirk also comes in handy.

Which is the one thing that Midoriya Izuku doesn’t have. Things change for the better after a chance encounter with his superhero idol All Might, as Izuku gains his own quirk. And that’s when the fun really begins.

On the surface, My Hero Academia is your typical Shonen anime. A colourful cast of characters, cool ultimate moves and escalating threats. But that’s not what the series is about. It’s about the sacrifices and hard work needed to actually become a hero. About going all out and becoming not just someone who can ran towards danger, but inspire others to follow them as well.

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We’re looking at a new age in anime and manga as it is. One where the Naruto series has wrapped up, Bleach is heading towards a finale every week and One Piece continues to make absolutely zero sense. My Hero Academia is the successor to those groundbreaking Shonen series. A fresh take with familiar themes, and even more likable characters. The manga source material is still in its infancy, having only completed 92 chapters so far while the anime adaptation has a handful of episodes under its belt so far.

But it’s fantastic stuff. Izuku is that typical nerd, one who is in over his head and still manages to overcome any obstacle put before him by embracing his geeky side and using a combination of his brains and earned brawn to triumph. There’s a lot of action in My Hero Academia, but it’s balanced out by some fantastic heart to all of it as well.

Last Updated: May 27, 2016

18 Comments

  1. RinceThis

    May 27, 2016 at 15:36

    • VampyreSquirrel

      May 27, 2016 at 15:43

      MAKE IT STOP!

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 27, 2016 at 15:54

      Enough with the selfies

      Reply

  2. Kromas GG

    May 27, 2016 at 15:42

    I found RE:Zero to be waaayyyyyyy more entertaining. Just a refreshing story.

    Reply

    • Umar

      May 27, 2016 at 15:47

      I found RE:Zero extremely boring. But I heard it gets better though

      Reply

      • Kromas GG

        May 27, 2016 at 15:48

        I gets very intense.

        Reply

        • Umar

          May 27, 2016 at 15:49

          Hmmm, to be fair, I watched like 3 episodes before I stopped. Maybe I’ll continue it. I keep hearing it gets really good..

          Reply

  3. Umar

    May 27, 2016 at 15:48

    Lawd, this anime season is great! Sakamoto, My Hero Academia and Kabaneri no Iron Fortress are all amazing shows. This season beats last season out of the ball park.

    Reply

    • Kromas GG

      May 27, 2016 at 15:48

      Sakamoto! Dat series is just funny as ehll.

      Reply

      • Umar

        May 27, 2016 at 15:50

        Yuuuuuup. It’s freaking great. Surprised they managed to keep the gag fresh and running for so long.

        Reply

    • Johann

      May 27, 2016 at 20:46

      Just found about it this morning, pleasantly surprised. This is almost the direct opposite of One Punch Man hehe

      Reply

    • Snowlock2.0

      May 30, 2016 at 10:40

      Currently have 6 anime bookmarked this season. Last season it was zero.

      Reply

  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 27, 2016 at 15:53

    I can’t watch anime because I want to go to prom 🙁

    Reply

    • Kromas GG

      May 27, 2016 at 15:54

      You may think you are mighty but you will wait 9 years to go to prom if you don’t watch anime!

      Reply

    • Umar

      May 27, 2016 at 16:00

      Snap lol

      Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 27, 2016 at 16:01

    O_O

    Fire Darryn!

    Reply

  6. EmmanuelKShannon

    May 27, 2016 at 17:31

    Don’t watch it read all the manga that is out for it and sit in anticipation like the rest of us!

    Reply

  7. HairyEwok

    May 30, 2016 at 08:12

    oooi Deku… That guys voice is so strong in the anime. If we ever meet and he starts talking to me i’ll give my wallet immediately.

    Reply

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